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Portland Comment Writing Workshop

  • First Unitarian Church 1211 Southwest Main Street Portland, OR, 97205 United States (map)

Join the "No LNG Exports Campaign" and Community for Earth on July 12th to help fight the Jordan Cove Fracked Gas Export Terminal and the Pacific Connector Pipeline. The evening will open with a short play, "The Folly of Frack", and will be followed by a comment-writing workshop. We'll go over talking points and practical tips on making our voices heard by DEQ and the Army Corps of Engineers.

When: July 12, Doors at 6:30 pm
Where: First Unitarian Church - Buchan Center (1211 SW Main St, Portland, OR 97205)
What: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the US Army Corps opened a 60-day public comment period for a critical permit that, if denied, could stop the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline.

Oregon DEQ is responsible for deciding whether this massive fracked gas pipeline and export terminal would negatively impact the water quality in Oregon. Federal regulators cannot approve Jordan Cove LNG or the Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline if the Oregon DEQ decides that the project does not comply with Oregon’s water quality standards. Fracked gas pipelines in Oregon, Maryland, and New York were stopped because state agencies denied this permit.

For the next two months, it’s up to all of us to submit comments that demonstrate that the impacts of this project would be far too devastating for the health and safety of our communities, clean water, and the local economy.

More meetings in Shady Cove, Klamath Falls, Chiloquin, Myrtle Creek, Camas Valley, Coos Bay, and Klamath to come! Stay tuned to for updates.

BEFORE THE WORKSHOP: Call DEQ to ask for a longer public comment period in our communities!

DEQ has only given our communities 60-days to write comments about how this project would impact Oregon. Can you call Richard Whitman, the Director of DEQ, at (503) 229-5696, to ask for an extension of the public comment period for Jordan Cove’s Clean Water Act certification to 120-days?